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                                                                        Nov. 12, 2004


CUA Volleyball, Cross Country Teams Place Five All Stars on Team

Freshman Emily McGlynn Named CAC Volleyball Rookie of the Year


The Catholic University of America women’s volleyball and cross country teams placed five members on their respective Capital Athletic Conference all-star teams and picked up CAC rookie of the year honors in volleyball.


Finishing second in the conference at 21-16 overall and 5-2 in the CAC, the volleyball squad earned a first-team pick for sophomore Whitney Dachelet (Anniston, Ala./Donoho) and a second-team selection for senior Casey Tierney (Flourtown, Pa./Gwynedd Mercy). A 5’10” outside hitter, Dachelet posted 563 kills (second in the CAC), 21 serving aces on offense and 268 digs on defense in 139 games. Tierney, a 5’2” defensive specialist/libero, led the conference with 1,042 digs – 448 more than anyone in the CAC – or 7.5 per game.


Leading the league in kills with 564, freshman Emily McGlynn (Tallahassee, Fla./Leon) was named CAC rookie of the year. A 5’9” setter, McGlynn started and played in every game while notching a team-high 44 serving aces, 441 digs and 52 blocks.


 “Emily has been a huge asset to us this year,” Head Coach Nagy Abdelrazek said. “She was instrumental in our success.”


On the women’s cross country team, freshman Samantha McClellan (Union Town, Ohio/St. Thomas), junior Rachel Yates (Wilton, Maine/Mount Blue) and freshman Alys Cheatle (Hickory, N.C./St. Stevens) received second team all-CAC honors, finishing 10th, 11th and 12th, respectively, in the CAC championships on Nov. 6 at Indian Acres in Thornburg, Va. The team, led by Head Coach Joe Fisher, finished third in the CAC with 81 points.


The Capital Athletic Conference consists of Catholic University, Gallaudet University, Goucher College, Marymount University, University of Mary Washington, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Salisbury University and York College of Pennsylvania.


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